One woman was killed and two other people were taken to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash west of Okotoks Wednesday afternoon.

RCMP say they got the call about 12:53 in the afternoon.

The crash happened on Highway 7 between 16th Street and 48th Street, about four kilometres west of Okotoks.

There's no word yet on how many vehicles were involved, the extent of injuries are any factors that may have contributed to the mishap.

RCMP had to detour traffic around the area for hours while they investigated and the scene was cleared up.